Spider-Man’s comic debut sells for $1.1M

March 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, March 9 (ANI): The first Spider-Man comic book released in1962 has fetched a whopping 1.1 million dollars in an online auction, according to US online auctioneers.

The copy of the Marvel comic book, in excellent condition, was sold through ComicConnect.com, reports News.com.au.

The cover of the comic depicts the spidery avenger - in his other life known as the meek Peter Parker - swinging from a high building with a man under his right arm.

Five decades ago, the comic went for just 12 cents.

The big sale has been bested only by the 1.5 million dollars price reached for Superman’s 1938 debut comic book last year.

The 1930s to 1950s are seen as comics’ golden age and surviving copies are keenly collected.

“The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered the Silver Age for comic books,” said ComicConnect.com founder Stephen Fishler in a statement.

“People have often wondered how much this near-perfect condition book would sell for, and today we found out,” he said. (ANI)

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